The county extension committee shall encourage all individuals and organizations to cooperate to make profitable use of extension activities. It shall elect its own chair and vice-chair, who shall serve for one year. The county auditor, the auditor's designee, or the appointee from the county administration is the secretary of the county extension committee. The secretary shall keep a record of all its proceedings and shall forward copies of all resolutions of the county board appropriating funds to the director of extension. County commissioners who are members of the committee may receive a per diem under section 375.055, subdivision 1, and may be reimbursed for their necessary expenses, including mileage under section 471.665. Other committee members may be reimbursed for expenses or may receive a per diem allowance under section 375.47.